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    Cambrensis, Giraldus

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    Giraldus Cambrensis, also known as Gerald of Wales, (c. 1146 - 1223), was a Norman - Welsh clergyman, writer, and historian. He was born in an aristocratic family at Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire. Cambrensis is best - known for his writings about Wales, the Itinerarium Cambriae (1191) and the Descriptio Cambriae (1194). Gerald making a pilgrimage to Rome in 1207 and died a few years later.

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    Famed historian and clergyman of the Middle Ages. Giraldus' writings are based on his vast travelling experiences and reflect his comprehensive knowledge of the learning authorities. His accounts are known for their vivid anecdotes about the Christian Church.

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